No Meat Athlete is the plant-based guide you need to perform at your very best, from starting block to finish line. No Meat Athlete combines proven training plans, easy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer. The guide is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of a meatless lifestyle. Veganism, already a top food trend and diet, is taking off in the sports world. The lifestyle has been adopted by Olympians, body builders, and boxers, as well as top athletes in the NBA and NFL. Hollywood is on board, too. James Cameron (director of Avatar and Titanic) has produced a film on the topic called The Gamechangers, which follows vegan athletes, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Olympian Kendrick James Farris, and surfer Tia Blanco. In No Meat Athlete, Author, blogger, and hundred-mile ultramarathoner Matt Frazier, will show you the many benefits to embracing a meat-free athletic lifestyle, including:
Weight loss, which often leads to increased speed
Easier digestion and faster recovery after workouts
Improved energy levels to help not only athletic performance, but your daily life
Reduced impact on the planet
In this revised and updated edition, you'll also find new recipes, advice, and an all-new 12-week strength training plan designed to improve your overall fitness. Section I of the book provides practical advice for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, while ensuring you are getting all the nutrition you need. Here you'll also find recipes to maximize performance, endurance, and recovery. In Section II, Matt delivers training manuals of his own design for runners of all ability levels and ambitions, including tips for creating healthy habits, improving performance, and avoiding injuries.
No Meat Athlete is your road map to top-notch performance, the plant-based way!
Matt Frazier is a vegan ultramarathoner and founder of the No Meat Athlete movement (www.nomeatathlete.com). In 2014, Greatist magazine named Matt one of the '100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.' He is the author of The No Meat Athlete Cookbook and is featured regularly in running magazines, websites, and books, including Thrive Foods by Brendan Brazier and Finding Ultra by Rich Roll.
Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD, holds two degrees in nutrition and is past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietary Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to his public health work, Matthew has a private practice and works closely with vegan athletes. An athlete himself, he has raced 'The World's Toughest Iron-Distance Triathlon' in Eidfjord, Norway, ultramarathons, and 24-hour mountain bike races. He is a three-time finisher of the Furnace Creek 508, a 500-mile non-stop bike race that National Geographic calls the eighth hardest race in the world. Matthew contributed to the bestseller Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Matthew lives in San Diego, California.
Brendan Brazier is the formulator and cofounder of Vega, bestselling author of the Thrive
book series, and editor in chief of Alive magazine. He's also a former professional Ironman triathlete and a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion. Brendan is regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on plant-based performance nutrition and works with several NHL, NFL, MLB, UFC, and Olympic plant-based athletes.